West Ham United’s bid to sign rapid striker Terem Moffi is now down to wages claims a journalist after a good offer to willing sellers Lorient.
It wouldn’t be the January window without a West Ham transfer saga. And it seems the latest involves in-form Nigerian star Moffi.
It has been claimed by Sky Sports that the Hammers have submitted a bid for the 23-year-old worth £20 million up front and including £5 million in add-ons.
David Moyes has been linked with a host of striker signings after being snubbed by Youssef En-Nesyri.
And it’s no wonder. West Ham have scored just 15 goals in 19 league games this season, the second worst record in the top flight.
It seems West Ham are certainly looking in the right place to solve that problem if the links to Moffi are anything to go by.
Only world superstar Kylian Mbappe, with 13 goals, has scored more than Moffi’s 12 in Ligue 1 this season.
As ever with West Ham, there has been claim and counter claim about the reported interest in Moffi.
Other clubs, including Lorient’s Ligue 1 rivals Nice, are also said to be interested in the Nigerian striker.
L’Equipe have reported that the supposed bid for Moffi submitted by the Hammers is ‘not real’. There have also been claims that Lorient would rather sell to West Ham than Nice.
A French journalist then claimed Moffi had chosen to sign for Nice over West Ham.
But there appears to be some welcome good news for Moyes and the Hammers this evening.
Because the West Ham bid to sign rapid striker Moffi is now down to wages claims a reliable journalist after a good offer to willing sellers Lorient.
The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has offered a major update on his Patreon page and Twitter, claiming Lorient “will sell” after a good offer from West Ham.
And he claims it’s now ‘all about wages’.
“It’s well down the road,” Nixon said on Twitter regarding the West Ham move for Moffi.
“Fee not a problem. But the wages thing can always be a snag…
“Offer to Lorient is very good money and they will sell. It’s about wages now.
“You can only make a contract that you think he’s worth… which is what they’re doing…”
Nixon says he is not interested in the counter claims from France and reveals West Ham’s bid was made at the weekend.
Nixon’s update comes after football journalist Ignazio Genuardi claimed the Hammers are still ‘hot’ on the trail of the 23-year-old hitman.